Because there is little other news to opine about outside of the Schiavo case, opine on it I shall. This post by the AnalPhilosopher made me smile, if insincerely. While I enjoy the good professor's logic and writing style, I will point out that if my dog were in such a state as Terry Schiavo, I would not force her to starve to death over the course of a week or more. I would have her put to sleep by lethal injection, so at least she isn't suffering in any way. We are treating this woman - regardless of your take on the issue - more poorly than we would treat a stray animal. It bespeaks our tendency towards barbarism, despite our best disguise of civility.